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October 3, 2012

Helen M. (Hentz) Talbot, 86

Haverhill and Cranston, R.I. — Helen M. (Hentz) Talbot, 86 of Cranston, R.I., was called to her eternal rest, Thursday, September 27, at the home of her son and daughter-in-law in Haverhill surrounded by her loving family.

She was born in Boston, February 2, 1926, daughter of the late Charles and Dorothy (Blaine) Hentz.

Educated in the Quincy school system, Mrs. Talbot earned her Registered Nurse’s Degree from Rhode Island Junior College. For over 20 years she was employed as a nurse at Rhode Island Hospital, Providence. After her marriage, she and her husband lived in Warwick prior to moving to Cranston over 50 years ago. Mrs. Talbot was a long time member of Philips Memorial Baptist Church, Cranston, R.I. She and her husband, Tal, enjoyed many years of travel around the world. She always had pets and loved them dearly. Helen loved the arts. This passion was passed down to her children and grandchildren. She was an avid supporter of her family's numerous musical adventures. Above all, she nurtured her family with unconditional love and a never ending supply of comfort food. She was also a former member of the Order of The Eastern Star. A musician herself, she sang with The Melody Bells, a women's barber shop chorus. She will be greatly missed by all of those whose lives she touched.

Her survivors include her husband of 64 years, Irwin Talbot of Cranston, R.I.; a daughter, Susan Anzalotti and her husband Dominick of East Longmeadow; a son, Michael Talbot and his wife Danea and grandsons, Andrew Talbot and Evan Talbot of Haverhill, and sister, Betty Hentz Lyman of Lenox.

Mrs. Talbot was the mother of the late Richard John Talbot.

ARRANGEMENTS: Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend her Memorial/Celebration of Life Service, Saturday, October 6, at 12 noon at West Congregational Church, 767 Broadway, Haverhill. Burial will be at a later date in Veteran’s Memorial Cemetery, Exeter R.I. In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to the local Animal Shelter of the donor’s choice. Arrangements are by the H.L. Farmer & Sons Funeral Homes and Cremation Service, Haverhill & Bradford. Condolences to her family may be made at www.farmerfuneralhomes.com.